Monday, February 28, 2011


Your smile fades,
happiness leaving your face
until only blankness

You're not the person
I know.

My friend
 had disappeared,
and in her place
is a stranger. 

What happened?

The times we spent together
are distant memories.
How I wish
we could go back;
that our separation
never happened.

I look away,
too painful to look
at the face that I recognize,
but barely recognizes me.
At the face that seems
so familiar,
yet strange.

Silence hangs
between us,
heavy with
unsaid words and regrets.

I put on a mask
and smile,
waving good-bye
to the friend
who wasn't.

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